The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Best Family Beaches in England & Wales

Load up the car with body boards, frisbees and a picnic and you’re guaranteed great fun for the whole family at one of these glorious beaches! New Quay, Wales Close to nearby shops and cafés, the harbour beach in New Quay is certainly the most popular with families. Spend a day building sandcastles and paddling, or take…

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5 Nights of Budget Family Suppers!

Want to feed the family without breaking the bank? Discover our scrumptious and satisfying suppers, with no leftover meat or veg going to waste… Economic uncertainty means plenty of families are having to think extra hard about how they make the most out of their shopping budget but frugal cooking can be a creative and nutritious…

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5 Essential Self-Care Tips for the Fitness-Obsessed!

5 Essential Self-Care Tips for the Fitness-Obsessed When we get focused on a daily fitness routine, we often find ourselves living with blinders on. While physical fitness is important to any overall wellness plan, it’s not the only thing that matters. You must learn how to maintain proper self-care in all aspects of your life…

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Funding boost for New Mum’s Mental Health

The NHS has confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those who have recently given birth. The £23m funding is part of a major programme of improvement and investment by NHS England which will see a total of 30,000 additional women getting specialist mental…

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The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails. Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story! The trail opened in December 2017. It…

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Winter Warmer Recipes!

Gingerbread Men 140 grams of unsalted butter 100 grams of muscovado sugar 3 tablespoons of golden syrup 350 grams of flour 1 teaspoon of soda bicarbonate 2 teaspoons of ground ginger 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon A pinch of cayenne pepper Gingerbread cutter   For The Decoration: 50 grams of icing sugar  Water   How…

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Non-Toy Gift Ideas!

Less Toys, More Memories: Non-Toy Gift Ideas If your house is anything like mine, then it is probably overflowing with too many toys that seem to never get played with or are missing pieces. As birthdays and Christmas come around each year, the toy box continues to grow, sometimes out of our control. I’ve compiled…

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How to avoid children’s birthday party disasters!

12 Questions to consider to ensure you don’t get ripped off and that you give a party your child and their friends will absolutely love! Birthdays are a really special time and there is nothing as important or special than your own child’s birthday. Here at The Creation Station we have been privileged to share…

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‘When the novelty wears off’, starting School!

There is a well-documented part of labour when the mum effectively ‘hits the wall’ and decides that she isn’t going to carry on anymore. The baby will just have to stay where it is because she has firmly decided that she is giving up and going home. Utterances such as ‘ I can’t do it’…

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Review of the Black Country Museum

This summer, my children & I (& Aunt & Uncle in tow for moral support!) visited the Black Country Museum. It was the first time for me, for about 5 years & I was interested to see the new building additions. As a History teacher, I was keen to explain the historical background of the…

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